BC Soccer News, Thursday, April 4, 2019



FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019, 7:00 PM




Episode 334 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Zlat’s What I’m Talking About – Vancouver v LA Galaxy Preview Show)AFTN
It’s Vancouver Whitecaps first Friday night lights match of the new season this week and the Billy big boys of the MLS, LA Galaxy, are coming to town with their eight DPs.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. LA Galaxy | 2019 MLS Match PreviewMLS
The Vancouver Whitecaps picked up their first point of 2019 courtesy of a Cascadia Cup draw against the Seattle Sounders and they look for their first win against the LA Galaxy, who may be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan will not be limited by turf fields this season NBC Sports
Away box offices and fans are excited, while defenders will be less pleased at the news that LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is willing to play on artificial turf this season.

Monterrey vs. Sporting Kansas City | 2019 Concacaf Champions League PreviewMLS
A field that started with five is down to just one as Sporting Kansas City flies the flag for Major League Soccer in the Concacaf Champions League. After rallying to defeat Independiente, Sporting meet Monterrey from Liga MX in their first semifinals appearance.

Minnesota United’s first practice at Allianz Field provides ‘a lift of morale’Twin Cities
The grass was greener and a brisk spring wind was muted as Minnesota United held its first training session Wednesday at the Loons’ new home field.

The Colorado Rapids just signed a local 16-year-old. Meet Sebastian Anderson, the youngest pro athlete in Denver historyDenver Post
He doesn’t have his driver’s license yet but thankfully for him, one of his co-workers at his new job carpools him everywhere. Meet 16-year-old Sebastian Anderson, the youngest professional athlete in modern Denver sports history.

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines four players after Week 5MLS
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined four players after Week 5 of the 2019 MLS regular season.

NYCFC acquire $175,000 in Allocation Money from LA GalaxyHudson River Blue
The deal is in exchange for one of City’s three open international slots.





SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019, 4:00 PM


2019 BC Soccer Adult Provincial Cup brackets setBCSA

FVSL Pakenham Cup Finals WeekendBC Soccer Web
The 2018/19 season has reached its climax and we have determined the finalists for the FVSL two biggest prizes. After some great semi-finals, the Pakenham and Soccer City Premier League Cups will both be awarded on Cup Finals Day, Saturday April 6, at Cloverdale Athletic Park. We hope you will join us for a great day of football and, in case you missed them, we have all the details of how the four finalists reached the big day, as well as look ahead to the two finals, below.

Soccer Quest Acquires their own Outdoor FieldsSoccer Quest
Soccer Quest is pleased to announce the acquisition of their own outdoor soccer fields in Kamloops.

Nanaimo United premier women to play for Vancouver Island championshipNanaimo Bulletin
Nanaimo United women have a chance to be the very best on Vancouver Island for the first time in two decades.

Thunderbirds celebrate 2019 Big Block Awards BanquetUBC
It was a sea of blue and gold at the Vancouver Convention Centre Tuesday night as the UBC Thunderbirds’ best of the best were honoured at the 2019 Big Block awards banquet.

TRU WolfPack hands out annual athletic awardsCFJC
The banquet also saw the WolfPack’s fifth year and graduating players honored.

Penticton soccer alum nets award nomination at TRUPenticton Western News
A Penticton soccer player earned a nomination as a finalist for a major award at TRU.

The 2019 BC Soccer Web Super Schedule of Soccer in BC – BC Soccer Web
With so much soccer happening in BC this year, it’s getting tougher to keep track of the big matches and your favourite teams. BC Soccer Web has you covered! Here, in one spot, are the combined schedules for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Pacific FC, TSS Rovers and Highlanders FC. We’ll also be adding the WPSL teams, along with the marquee matches from the amateur ranks as those dates become set, so keep coming back for the latest updates.

Power Soccer in BC SportAbility BC
We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to participate in physical activity. We currently have programs in Vancouver, Surrey, Nanaimo, Penticton, and are still looking to expand. We are always looking for more athletes, officials, volunteers, and sponsors. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Pacific FC now accepting memberships for 2019 Canadian Premier League seasonPacific FC
Join Vancouver Island’s new CPL club! Become a Member of Pacific Football Club for first access seat selection and tickets.

PHOTOS: 2018 BC Provincial Cup Parade of Champions – BC Soccer Web
See the winners from the 2018 BC Provincial Cup.

Becoming a BC Soccer RefereeBCSA
Whether you are an experienced referee new to British Columbia or if you are new to the discipline of refereeing BC Soccer Assoc. has a clinic and a pathway for you. The minimum age to become a referee is 12 years old (small sided) and 14 years old (11-a-side). Please enjoy the short video showcasing some Referee programs that BC Soccer offers and continue below for more on how to become a referee in BC!

Free Physiotherapy Clinical Trial for Achilles Pain at UBC – UBC Centre for Hip Health & Mobility
Do you have Achilles pain? Interested in free Physiotherapy? If yes, join our clinical trial to look at the effectiveness of intramuscular stimulation (IMS), a form of acupuncture therapy, in treating Achilles tendon pain.

The BC Soccer Web Guide to Empire Field BC Soccer Web
Empire Fields and Plateau Sports Park is the lofty and formal name given to Vancouver’s newest addition to the soccer scene. Yet, anyone who’s ever kicked or carried both kinds of footballs around these parts knows the place by heart.

Introducing BC Soccer Web SyndicationBC Soccer Web
You can now add BC Soccer Web news to your website simply by adding our new RSS Feed! Find out more.

Send your Soccer News to BC Soccer Web! BC Soccer Web
BC Soccer Web is the hub for soccer in British Columbia. We want to share your soccer news with the entire province, and you can help by letting us know! We want your match reports, club news, league standings, and info on upcoming tournaments and clinics. Whether you submit links to existing news on the web, or your own original writing, we want to share it with the soccer community in B.C.


Rematch against England will not necessarily heal old wounds for Canadian women’s soccer squadEdmonton Journal
The pain still lingers for midfielder Desiree Scott and other members of the Canadian women’s national soccer team who lost to England in the quarter-final of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Jodie Taylor: ‘I’m sure Canada have got 2015 at the back of their minds’The Guardian
Striker scored for England Women in their World Cup quarter-final win and is bullish for Friday’s rematch at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium

Forge FC adds Canadians Anthony Novak, Klaidi Cela to inaugural rosterGlobal
Hamilton’s Forge FC has signed two more locals ahead of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season: forward Anthony Novak and defender Klaidi Cela.

Valour FC adds players to rosterWinnipeg Free Press
Valour FC announced Wednesday the signings of Scottish forward Calum Ferguson and Canadian midfielder Federico Peña to multi-year contracts. The team also announced that defender Nestor Navia will no longer be joining the club for the 2019 Canadian Premier League soccer season due to personal reasons.

Lars Hirschfeld back in Edmonton after blazing trail to soccer’s pro ranksEdmonton Sun
It’s been a long, winding journey that took the better part of two decades, but Lars Hirschfeld has found himself right back where he started.

Canada Soccer expands Men’s EXCEL Program with Regional EXCEL integration across CanadaCSA
Canada Soccer has collaborated with its provincial member associations to pilot Men’s Regional EXCEL visits to work with talented U-13 to U-16 players as well as elite-level coaches from across the country as part of the Canada Soccer Pathway. The visits provide a comprehensive training and informal education program that integrates the Men’s EXCEL tactical and cultural framework within the provincial systems.

Lansdowne rethink could include new north stands, canal accessCBC
Refurbishing the north-side stands at TD Place and improving access to the Rideau Canal could be part of a major rethink of Lansdowne Park following news of its disappointing financial results five years after its redevelopment, councillors heard Tuesday.

Local soccer clubs welcome 43 new referees as season nearsOrillia Matters
The passing standard required in the exam is 80 per cent and all those attending achieved it.

DAZN signs three-year deal for English Premier League rights in CanadaMedicine Hat News
DAZN confirmed Wednesday it has secured Canadian broadcast rights for the English Premier League for the next three seasons, adding to the sports streaming service’s soccer arsenal.


Orange County SC goalkeeper Aaron Cervantes called up to U-17 USMNTAngels on Parade
U.S. Soccer unveiled the latest U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team roster, the first under new head coach (and Chivas USA legend) Raphael Wicky, and Orange County SC goalkeeper Aaron Cervantes was called up again to the 26-player squad.

Another coup: German pros FC St. Pauli will pay visit to FC BuffaloBuffalo News
The exciting news for FC Buffalo fans keeps flooding in. Just three weeks after they’re scheduled to play FC St. Pauli II during the Wolves’ 10th-anniversary trek to Germany, the full FC St. Pauli 2.Bundesliga squad will come to Buffalo for a match May 25 at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium.

Des Moines Menace finding new home digs, ‘new’ league for 2019 seasonDes Moines Register
Short of the same team name and roster concept, central Iowa soccer fans will be looking at a new sort of Des Moines Menace this spring and summer.


#UWCL semis: Lyon-Chelsea, Bayern-BarcelonaUEFA
Holders Lyon face Chelsea and Bayern take on Barcelona in the semi-finals on 21 and 28 April.

Utah Royals FC Preview: Will Abby Smith be given another shot?LWOS
The Utah Royals FC wasted no time in becoming a ninth team for the NWSL in 2018. With the folding of FC Kansas City, the Real Salt Lake ownership decided to craft a women’s club.

Australia captain Kerr shelves friendships before U.S. warmupEuronews
Australia captain Sam Kerr will line up against familiar faces when the ‘Matildas’ take on FIFA’s top-ranked side the United States on Thursday but the prolific striker says all friendships will be put on hold for the World Cup warmup in Denver.

England women’s games ‘could be at bigger stadiums’BBC Sport
The Football Association is in discussions about using bigger stadiums for England women’s autumn friendlies.

FA to create new board to oversee development of women’s footballSky Sports
The Football Association will create a new board dedicated to the development of professional and semi-professional women’s football.


Valencia hands Madrid its first loss since Zidane’s returnNBC Sports
Valencia beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the Spanish league on Wednesday, handing Zinedine Zidane his first loss since returning as coach.

Manchester City reclaims top spot in Premier LeagueThe Star
Manchester City is back atop the Premier League. Tottenham is finally back home — and winning again.

Tottenham’s incredible new stadium a game changer NBC Sports
The looks on the faces of Tottenham’s fans everywhere told the story. They were home.

Real Madrid unveil €525m Santiago Bernabeu refurbInside World Football
Real Madrid have unveiled plans for a refurbished €525 million Santiago Bernabeu Stadium with club president Florentino Perez vowing the renovation will create the best stadium in the world.

Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund: Who will win the Bundesliga?Yahoo Sports
Borussia Dortmund head to the Allianz Arena on Saturday for what could be a decisive showdown in this season’s Bundesliga title race.

PSG beat Nantes to reach Coupe de France finalLigue 1
Kylian Mbappé tucked away a late penalty as Paris Saint-Germain clinched their place in the Coupe de France final with a 3-0 win over FC Nantes on Wednesday.

Wolves officially completes record permanent signing of JimenezNBC Sports
Wolverhampton Wanderers smashed the club transfer record to pieces by officially announcing the permanent capture of Benfica loanee Raul Jimenez, one of the breakout players of the Premier League season.

Juve’s Bonucci condemns racism following widespread criticismNBC Sports
Leonardo Bonucci has been widely criticized by the media and his peers for his post-match reaction to the racial abuse hurled at Juventus teammate Moise Kean on Tuesday.

Argentina’s World Cup winner Passarella faces fraud trialLondon Free Post
Argentina’s former World Cup-winning captain Daniel Passarella will stand trial for alleged fraud during his time as club president of River Plate between 2009 and 2013.

Soccer great Pele reportedly hospitalized in Paris Leader Post
Soccer great Pele has reportedly been hospitalized in Paris for medical exams after feeling ill following a meeting with Kylian Mbappe in the French capital.

Tottenham make world-record £113m profit despite costs of new stadiumBBC Sport
Tottenham Hotspur made a world-record profit of £113m after tax last season.

Football must do more to crackdown on discrimination, says #EqualGame panelInside World Football
Prominent figures from across European football have emphasised the crucial importance of diversity in the game.

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